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CPD module: fertility

This module reviews the factors influencing fertility and infertility, including medicines.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • the number of births in the UK and how this fluctuates;
  • distinctions between the birth rate, fertility rate and conceptions;
  • definitions of infertility;
  • the extent of infertility in the population;
  • universal factors influencing infertility
  • the types of ovulatory conditions and infertility in women;
  • other causes of infertility in women;
  • core types of male infertility;
  • different causes of infertility in men;
  • drugs that can increase the risk of infertility in women and men;
  • surgical approaches to tackle infertility;
  • assistive reproduction techniques;
  • medicines used to increase ovulation;
  • off label use of medicines used as adjuncts in infertility treatment.
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